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From The Vault

Celebrate decades of life, work and play at the Institute. This collection includes vintage films from the MIT Museum's archive dating back to the 1920s, in addition to recent video recordings of lectures, symposia and special events that span the sciences, technology and humanities.

The production of this collection is made possible in part through the generous support of Jane and A. Neil Pappalardo '64.

Collection videos

1999 MIT Commencement Exercises - Raymond and Thomas Magliozzi, Guest Speakers

1999 MIT Commencement Exercises - R...

Added almost 7 years ago | 01:15:52 | 13965 views

Raymond and Thomas Magliozzi, hosts of the National Public Radio Series "Car Talk", are the commencement speakers on the occasion of the 1999 MIT Commencement Exercises. Commentaries by Prof. Samuel J. Keyser (Special Assistant to the ...

"The Social Beaver" (1956)

"The Social Beaver" (1956)

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:30:24 | 8096 views |

A promotional film for prospective students and visitors to MIT, “The Social Beaver” focuses on the community living and range of social and cultural activities that round out a student’s life at MIT, from music groups to hobby clubs, th...

"The Thinking Machine" (1961) - MIT Centennial Film

"The Thinking Machine" (1961) - MIT...

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:53:03 | 19004 views

Screen actor David Wayne chats with MIT Professor Jerome Wiesner on developments in computer research and artificial intelligence, as part of the “Tomorrow” television series produced by CBS for MIT on occasion of MIT’s Centennial in 196...

MIT Mid-Century Convocation (1949) - Winston Churchill Keynote Address

MIT Mid-Century Convocation (1949) ...

Added 7 years ago | 01:01:32 | 15919 views

At MIT's Mid-Century Convocation held in 1949—described as "an intellectual festival of monumental proportions"—Sir Winston Churchill gave a rousing keynote address titled “Mid-Century Convocation on the Social Implications of Scientific...

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